Candy Starting With V: (Letter V Candies)

The letter ‘V’ is notably less common as the initial letter in the names of candies, especially when considering major candy manufacturers like Mars, Tootsie, Hershey, and Ferrara, who, for reasons unknown, have largely avoided its use.

However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t noteworthy selections out there. Directly below you will find a list of candies that start with ‘V’. There are descriptions and images under the list if you desire more information on the candies.

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List Of Candy That Starts With V

  • Valomilk
  • Valentine Hearts
  • Van Houten
  • Venchi
  • Venco
  • Vimto
  • Violet Crumble
  • Violet Mints
  • Volcano


A Valomilk is a candy cup similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. However, instead of peanut butter filling its center, it is made of marshmallow. The manufacturer calls its a “creamy flowing marshmallow”, which is a good way to describe it as you can see in the image above.

Valomilk is made by the Russell Sifers Candy Company. It’s a small, family owned business based out of Merriam, Kansas. The family has been making candy since 1903 with Valomilk being introduced in 1931.

The candy is packaged with two chocolate cups per package. This allows you to save one for later or share with a loved one. Hey, there is no one stopping you from eating both at once, except maybe mom or dad.

Valentine Hearts

These are those classic heart shaped candies found primarily around the Valentine’s season. These candies are small, colorful, heart-shaped sugar candies with short messages or expressions of love stamped on them. The love messages include phrases like “Be Mine” and “XOXO” to more modern expressions like “Txt Me”.

One of the most iconic brands of Valentine Hearts candy is “Sweethearts” made by Spangler Candy. You may remember Necco making these candy hearts when you were younger. That’s because they made them for about 150 years prior to Spangler acquiring the brand in 2018. Something tells us these iconic pastel candies will likely be around for another 150 years.

Van Houten

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Van Houten is an old company that dates back to 1828 when Coenraad Van Houten, a Dutch chemist and chocolate maker, invented a process known as “Dutching” that revolutionized the production of cocoa powder.

The Dutching process involves treating cocoa beans with an alkaline solution to reduce their bitterness and create a smoother, milder flavor. Additionally, Dutching results in a cocoa powder with a darker color and improved solubility in liquids.

This important invention to the industry paved the way for chocolate to be made under the Van Houten name.


Venchi is a candy company that dates back to 1878 when Silviano Venchi started making chocolates in Turin, Italy. Since it opened, Venchi has amassed over 250 chocolate recipes. The company uses high-quality ingredients and often incorporates traditional Italian flavors such as hazelnuts and pistachios into its premium chocolates.


Venco is a Dutch confectionery company that is known for producing licorice-based candies. Licorice, or “drop” as it’s called in Dutch, is a popular and traditional sweet treat in the Netherlands.

Venco has a long history in the licorice business, dating back to its founding in 1878. It is now one of the top brands within its parent company’s (Cloetta) portfolio of brands.

Violet Crumble

Australia’s first chocolate bar was the Violet Crumble, which was invented in 1913. The candy is made by Menz today.

The candy has a unique texture that is both crunchy and crumbly, which is why “Crumble” is a part of its name. It is similar in concept to other honeycomb toffee bars found in different parts of the world.

There are several varieties made including Dark, Caramel, and Raspberry flavors. Shapes of the candy are bars, cubes, and nuggets.

Violet Mints

Choward’s began producing its Violet mints in the 1930s in New York City. Charles Howard was the inventor of them who was looking for a unique twist for a candy flavor. The brand’s name is a combo of the founder’s first and last name.

The mints are floral smelling with some people describing the smell as intense straight from the packaging. They a generously sized squared white mints. Their flavor is not as intense as they smell but let’s just say there are many lovers and haters of this candy.


This is a type of popping candy similar to Pop Rocks. Flavors include classics like green apple, cola, and strawberry. The candy is imported by Family Foods International.